The 2015 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Dec. 17 will help soybean producers plan for next year’s growing season.
The expo, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:15 p.m., will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo, said Keith Glewen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator.
The expo opens with coffee, doughnuts and the opportunity to view equipment and exhibitor booths. Speakers start at 9 a.m.
Presenters include UNL researchers and specialists, Nebraska Soybean Board representatives, soybean growers and private industry representatives.
- David Kohl, professor emeritus agricultural economics, Virginia Tech University will present on “Megatrends in Agriculture and Global Economics, How it Impacts Nebraska Farmers.”
- Tina Barrett, executive director, Nebraska Farm Business Association will discuss “Nebraska’s Farm Financial Outlook.”
- John Frihauf, field biologist Sr., BASF, will present on “Management of Herbicide Resistant Weeds: Combatting Waterhemp, Palmer Amaranth, and Marestail”
- Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator, will present information on the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network in “Discovering Production Answers On Your Farm, What Could be New in Your Tool Box?”
The expo also will include an update on the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff and association information.
Producers will be able to visit with representatives from seed, herbicide, fertilizer and equipment companies and view new farm equipment during a 30-minute break at 9:45 a.m.
The Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization requests that each participant donate one or more cans of nonperishable food to the food pantry.
Complimentary noon lunch will be served.
The program is free and registration will be at the door. For more information about the program or exhibitor information, call (800) 529-8030 or e-mail email@example.com.
This program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Nebraska Soybean Board, Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization and private industry.